Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Adventures in Graphic Novels!

Today, we started our study of graphic novels (including comics but not limited to them). We started by reading about the brave knight, Edward (his not so brave horse) and the magic comic elf. They are trying to defeat the dragon to save the princess, while teaching the kids all about graphic novels and their components. They are so excited. I have never seen them rush to writing workshop so fast. They were actually asking me to stop reading so they could go to their inspiration spots, I love it! We talked a little bit about the details you can add to your illustrations to show action and emotions, and they really seem to be enjoying it. We did not get through the book, so we will continue the discussion tomorrow. I can't wait to see what they plan for their own graphic novel!

Important words for your kids to know:
-Speech bubble
-Thought bubble
-Motion lines
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